Valerie M. Vaughn, MD, MSc; Julia E. Szymczak, PhD; Duane W. Newton, PhD; Mohamad G. Fakih, MD, MPH
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Drafting of the article: V.M. Vaughn, J.E. Szymczak, D.W. Newton
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Appendix Table. Mental Models, Potential Strategies, and Practical Examples to Reduce Overuse of Microbiological Tests
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Vaughn VM, Szymczak JE, Newton DW, et al. Addressing the Overuse of Cultures to Optimize Patient Care. Ann Intern Med. 2019;171:S73–S74. doi: 10.7326/M18-3442
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2019;171(7_Supplement):S73-S74.
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